Articles from April 2018

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Your guide to reaching your community

by Guest Author on April 23, 2018 in Great Commission

“We think of going overseas to go to the places that are hostile to the Gospel, but even in our own world here there are places that are against a kingdom mindset,”

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Sharing your faith in different settings

by Kalie Lowrie and Kirsten McKimmey on April 23, 2018 in Great Commission

When Jesus commanded his followers in Matthew 28 to go and make disciples, it was a call to share the Gospel with all people. No matter the context in which you find yourself, through prayer, submission to the Holy Spirit’s promptings and obedience to the word of God, opportunities to share the Gospel can abound. Here are some different contexts and key factors to consider when sharing your faith.

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Texas Baptists hosts Foster Care Summit to address immediate needs in Texas

by Kalie Lowrie on April 20, 2018 in News

Texas Baptists leadership hosted a Foster Care Summit on Mon., Apr. 16 to discuss the foster care crisis in Texas and seek ways for partnering churches and ministries to get involved. Opening the meeting, Executive Director David Hardage discussed the escalating crisis over the past few years and his desire to see Texas Baptists join together to make a difference.

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The Greatest Possible Evangelism

by Joshua Seth Minatrea on April 20, 2018 in Great Commission

Texas Baptists always have been, and always will be, evangelistic to our core. Through a variety of influential leaders, ambitious strategies and innovative tactics, Texas Baptist evangelistic efforts have resulted in the salvation of millions, and with the most recent appointment of evangelism lead, there is no end in sight.

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A Biblical Call to Evangelism

by Leighton Flowers on April 20, 2018 in Great Commission

Evangelism is an ancient biblical term that simply means to share the good news. What greater gift can any human being give to another than the message that God has made a way for us to be reconciled with Him? All Christians are called to participate in sharing this wonderful news with others.

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Bringing Christ to the Hispanic community

by Guest Author on April 19, 2018 in Great Commission

It’s always wise to approach the Gospel from a person’s social and cultural context, which is why Roland Lopez specializes in evangelizing to the Hispanic community.

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Project:Start launches Refugee Life Upgrade

by Kirsten McKimmey on April 18, 2018 in Press Releases

Project:Start, a refugee resource center supported by Texas Baptists, works to connect refugees in Dallas with the resources they need to find stability. Currently, thousands of refugees live within just a three-mile stretch of the North Dallas neighborhood called Vickery Meadow where over 30 different languages are spoken.

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Texas Baptist CLC joins with Prison Fellowship to recognize April as Second Chance Month

by Kalie Lowrie on April 16, 2018 in CLC Press Releases

The Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission has partnered with Prison Fellowship and more than 150 other organizations to recognize April as Second Chance Month, in remembrance of the 65 million people with a criminal record with limited access to education, jobs and other opportunities.

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Bless This Meal: A Biblical Perspective

by Ali Corona on April 16, 2018 in CLC

By Ali Corona

He may have felt insignificant -- a young boy walking home with a basket of lunch for his family -- five small loaves and two fish.

With a glance toward heaven and a heartfelt prayer, Jesus multiplied a few parcels into a lavish feast for a crowd that was hungry for spiritual and physical nourishment.

All four gospels recount this important moment in history. The sight of the unseen Kingdom colliding with the world must have made a deep impression on each of their hearts and minds.

Today, an estimated 795 million people around the world are undernourished. In Texas, 1 in 6 families are unable to put meals on their tables everyday. Hunger, both physical and spiritual, is devastating.

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Texas Baptists partners with BGAV to host Pastoral Training Event

by Kirsten McKimmey on April 12, 2018 in News

For the first time, Texas Baptists Chaplaincy Relations is adding an additional opportunity for their annual Pastoral Training Event, to be held in Williamsburg, Virginia. The event, typically held in the fall in Texas, allows chaplains to maintain a high level of proficiency in pastoral care ministry while giving them a time for spiritual renewal, continuing education, networking and fellowship.

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